At the finish line, the first person I did find was my friend Chelsea, who swam in a relay team. She and her biker were still waiting on their runner to finish. She also recently got married, so I really enjoyed getting to hang out some with her! Unfortunately, we didn't get a picture together, but eventually I did get a good view of the battleship.
|Shameless selfie with the ship|
|Runners on the boardwalk|
|Me, Jon, Kim|
|Another shot of the battleship at dusk|
|The athletes finishing area after dark|
I made it back to Raleigh about 9:15, caught the fireworks at the state fair (from the kitchen window) at 9:45, then at 10 pm we had a software deployment at work so I had to hop on the google hangout and test my software. All in all, I saw 2 friends and missed 4, but that didn't really matter. B2B is an electric environment, and anytime you can get down to Wilmington on race day for any reason you're going to have fun. I sure did. So glad I went down.